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  • Life at a Cherrywood Table

    Peggy Liss | Jan 14, 2022

    In writing of her life, Peggy Liss has relied upon objects to organize her memoir.
  • What Difference Does a Pandemic Make?

    Julia Brookins | Dec 22, 2021

    New data shows that COVID-19 did not result in an immediate catastrophic drop for history enrollments.
  • Missing Women

    Bridget Riley | Dec 8, 2021

    One teacher assigned her seventh-grade students to create podcasts to make up for the lack of women's history in their textbook.
  • The Dinner Party

    Priya Chhaya | Nov 17, 2021

    If you could invite six people from history to a dinner party, who—and how—would you choose?
  • Seeking Truths through Fiction

    Alix E. Harrow, Suzanne Marie Litrel, and Laury Silvers | Nov 16, 2021

    Alix E. Harrow, Suzanne Marie Litrel, and Laury Silvers detail how they went from writing history to writing fiction.
  • Gaps, Plots, and Narration

    Jeffrey Wasserstrom | Nov 10, 2021

    Jeffrey Wasserstrom argues for the value of assigning historical fiction alongside more traditional nonfiction readings.
  • Teach Your Family

    Rachel Mesch, Alyssa Goldstein Sepinwall, and Annette Joseph-Gabriel | Oct 14, 2021

    A pandemic-inspired twist on class presentations, Teach Your Family asks students to think not only about conveying information but also...
  • Playing with the Past

    Patrick Rael | Oct 13, 2021

    Board games encourage history students to imagine changing historical outcomes and discuss counterfactuality and contingency, while covering the entire range of Bloom's taxonomy of learning.
  • Consistently Evolving

    Adam M. Howard and Kristin L. Ahlberg | Sep 20, 2021

    In the 160 years since a Congressional request led to the Foreign Relations of the United States series, the project’s...
  • Evaluating without Grading

    Luke Clossey and Esther Souman | Sep 14, 2021

    Mastering a skill is at the heart of the specifications grading system.
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